Don’t miss this weekend’s Bristol Organic Food Festival at the waterfront.Â More than 150 artisan producers from around the UK will be selling everything from organic pork pies to organic ice cream.
It’s certainly come a long way from its humble entrepreneurial beginnings in 2001. More than 20,000 visitors are expected at Bristol’s Harbourside on Saturday September 11 and Sunday 12 — around four times the 4,500 people who converged on the first festival.
Visitors can enjoy:
* Livestock shows, including one featuring different breeds of sheep
* Cooking demonstrations with celebrity chefs, including Barny Haughton, Geetie Singh and Oliver Rowe
* A special kids zone where youngsters can try butter making, seed planting and bread baking
* Free performances by local musicians
* Free regular screenings of recently released film Food Inc. in the Planetarium
The festival will be opened by Soil Association president Monty Don, and the Soil Association’s Organic Food Awards will be announced by celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.
For the seventh year, the festival is sponsored by Blagdon, North Somerset-based Yeo Valley, the UK’s leading organic dairy producer.
The Organic Food Festival is on Saturday September 11 (10am-6pm) and Sunday 12 (10am-5pm) at Bristol Harbourside. Tickets cost £5; free entry for children and Soil Association members. Find out more at www.organicfoodfestival.co.uk